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An Education

Certificate
12 Certificate
Title
96 Mins
Released
2009
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Packshot of An Education
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
96 Mins
Released
2009

16 year old Jenny (Carey Mulligan) has had enough of adolescent life. When she meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), Jenny is seduced by the older man's exciting, modern lifestyle. She is seduced by flash dinners with exciting people, concerts and art galleries as well as David himself. Jenny's parents fear for her bright academic future and worry she will decide against her Oxford University aspirations. Co stars Alfred Molina and Rosamund Pike. Contains moderate sex references.

Cast & Connections

Cast

Director

  • Lone Scherfig

Screenwriter

  • Nick Hornby

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You've no idea how boring everything was before I met you.

Did you know?

  • Orlando Bloom was originally in line to play Danny but had to be replaced due to scheduling reasons.
  • The film is based on Lynn Barber's memoirs.

Awards

  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2009 Best Motion Picture of The Year - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
    • 2009 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Carey Mulligan
    • 2009 Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published - Nick Hornby
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2009 Best Leading Actress - Carey Mulligan
  • 8 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2009 Best Costume Design
    • 2009 Best Director - Lone Scherfig, Odile Dicks-Mireaux
    • 2009 Best Film - Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer
    • 2009 Best Leading Actress - Carey Mulligan
    • 2009 Best Make Up & Hair - Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou
    • 2009 Best Screenplay - Adapted - Nick Hornby
    • 2009 Best Supporting Actor - Alfred Molina
    • 2009 Outstanding British Film - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Lone Scherfig, Nick Hornby
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2009 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Carey Mulligan

Box Office

U.K.
£2.09 million
U.S.
$8.80 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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